KIA Board Approves $388,400 Loan for Lincoln County

Published 9:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

Press release

Funds Will Allow for U.S. 127 Corridor Sanitary Sewer Phase Two Planning

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Board has approved a $388,400 loan to the Lincoln County Sanitation District. The approved funding will allow the district to move forward with the planning and design phase of a project that will bring sanitary sewer service to approximately 355 homes and eight commercial customers along U.S. 127.

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This phase of the project will provide service to nearly all subdivisions on the east and west sides of U.S. 127 from the Norfolk Southern Railroad to Kentucky Highway 1194.

“This is an area of Lincoln County that has experienced rapid residential growth and is currently served by aging septic systems,” said Department for Local Government Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo, who also serves as chair of the KIA Board. “This project will build on work the sanitation district has previously completed, which connected more than 600 homes and businesses to county utilities.”

“I cannot emphasize enough how important the planning and design phase is to a successful public infrastructure project,” KIA Executive Director Donna McNeil said. “This loan will ensure the district can thoroughly examine its needs and assess the scope of work before construction begins. I’m pleased the board has voted to support this project.”

“Lincoln County Sanitation District was recognized nationally last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its success with the first phase of this project,” Sen. Rick Girdler said. “I’m thrilled to see that with support from KIA, the district can continue with the good work it is doing to improve water quality and services for residents.”

“This is such an important investment in our community and I am glad to see that it will benefit both individuals and businesses,” Rep. David Meade said. “I think we need to recognize both the Lincoln County officials and KIA for working together to make this low-interest loan available.”

Among its functions, KIA provides low-interest loans to public utilities for projects having to do with storm water control treatment systems, solid waste management systems and other infrastructure vital to public health.

KIA was created in 1988 to provide funding mechanisms for local public works projects. As of last year, the agency had provided more than $1.7 billion in assistance to municipalities across the Commonwealth wanting to expand access to potable water. KIA is under the Office of the Governor and administratively attached to the Department for Local Government. To learn more, visit